Working With Depression - Using Joy
Sangye Khadro (aka Kathleen McDonald, author of How to Meditate) will explore the condition of depression, and how to work with it using time tested methods from Tibetan Buddhism, especially practices to cultivate joy.
We spend our lives being seduced by the outside world, believing completely that happiness and suffering come from "out there". But in fact, our experience depends on us. We have full responsibility for our lives. The more we are aware, the better we become at making skillful choices. Kathleen McDonald will challenge our concepts of seeking satisfaction in a material world-not as a method of escape from the world, but as a way of balancing our material well-being with our inner well-being. The methods using antidotes taught by the Buddha, help bring us to an experience of joy, contentment and peace. Spend an afternoon learning the tools to work with the dark mind of depression.